When Jaime and I decided to start blogging again we knew we wanted to be purposeful and intentional here.
And because we have been in this creative industry as small business owners and women entrepreneurs for well over a decade now, we wanted to share our experiences, our struggles, or inspirations... the whole deal. We want other women to believe in their gifts and talents and their calling. We want to inspire you to risk it all knowing that God called you to use your specific gifts to bring Him glory in this world that so desperately needs it. The way we do this looks different for all of us but we still tend to get caught in the comparison game no matter how hard we try.
With those things in mind, our GIRL BOSS feature was born.
Each month we will be interviewing incredible creative women who have decided to pursue the hard road of small business, no matter how big or small it may be. They will share their personal experiences, trials, inspirations and advice. We hope you are inspired and encouraged to be your OWN version of a GIRL BOSS.
“Encourage each other and build each other up”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Tracy Porter has been an inspiration of ours for a long time!
As a matter of fact I have a few "internet" friends from almost ten years ago from Tracy's past blog. I would never leave there without some sort of creative inspiration! She is a true bohemian artist and her eclectic style drips with beauty!
She was on our list of 'wants' for a Girl Boss feature but to be honest, we thought it was a far-fetched dream. I mean, Tracy Porter must be too busy to sit down and answer some questions for our little ole blog. She is busy being a mom of 4 boys, or feeding and playing with ALL of her animals. Or busy creating new patterns and artwork for her bedding line, china line, candles, clothes... you name it. This lady does it all.
But to our surprise she instantly said YES to our request! And not only yes but asked to answer the questions in video form for all of you!
Ahhhhhhh! I honestly can't stand it. Years of looking up to her as an artist. Reading her home design and decorating books. Thinking to myself, 'what would Tracy do' when nesting, fluffing, decorating, styling things in my home. And here she is girls!
Tracy Porter. Girl Boss extraordinaire!
Enjoy. Be inspired. Be encouraged.
"As a style expert, Tracy has appeared on numerous television shows...
including Oprah, HGTV and E!Style. Tracy has also been featured in multiple magazines including O, House Beautiful, ELLE, Traditional Home, Better Home & Gardens, Family circle and many others. "
"Tracy's signature globally-inspired, emotionally-engaging designs capture a spirited blend of modern + soulful.
From home decor to fashion, Tracy has stirred an emotional surrender among her enthusiasts... bringing them enchanting attainable fantasy. Her exuberant color + pattern combinations always offer an element of surprise as they are layered with whimsical flirty touches, vintage + folkloric elements all kissed with a bit of bohemian elegance."
At home on her ranch.
With an array of animals. I mean, can I please have a chicken coop with multiple vintage and antique chandeliers?
Tracy has recently written a new series and I cannot wait to dive into these.
Totally fitting here with our Girl Boss features, they are all about inspiring and encouraging you to life your passion and your purpose! Yes!
AND GUESS WHAT FRIENDS... Tracy has generously offered to give one of you her first released in the series for free. A signed copy at that! I'm totally battling myself right now as I type this because I want to keep it to devour for myself. However, we want YOU to be inspired here. We want you to be your own version of a GIRL BOSS!
Some words about this book from Tracy herself...
"This is not a Cinderella book. This is a book for people who want authentic, unvarnished, workable and relevant guidance. This is a verbal boot camp with a big helping of whoop-ass. Not spa day. It’s not for you if you don’t want to get down and dirty and make your life your bitch."
To win this FREE SIGNED copy of Tracy's new book, simply leave a comment below sharing with us why and how Tracy has inspired you or what you love about Tracy Porter.
Winner announced here on the blog Tuesday, November 29th. You must leave a comment here on this blog for entry.
***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
While you are at it, be sure to check out Tracy's website Poetic Wanderlust and follow her on Instagram for some major daily eye candy! I would also advise you sign-up for her newsletter. I never want to miss out on any of her latest news or other goodies!